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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I really think it's about being "more healthy." Given one generation, we could change the health habits of a nation. I mean, think about it. Why should the school system feed our children anything less than very healthy food? Jamie Oliver, by the way, is a genius with his focus on the eating habits and cafeterias of public schools.

    The recommended daily allowance of sugar is 40 grams (on a 2,000-calorie diet)...or 8% of calories...or 10 teaspoons. Americans eat an average of 25 teaspoons of sugar a day -- teens eat an average of 34.

    An 8-ounce glass of fat-free chocolate milk has 20 grams of sugar (half the recommended allowance, or 5 teaspoons of sugar. An 8-ounce serving of Coca-Cola, by the way, has 27 grams.

    I used to love Burger King's plain chicken sandwich....a piece of breaded chicken, lettuce and a dressing of some sort. Know what the sodium content of that guy is? No? Well, it's 'cause BK would rather you don't know. It has 1390mg of sodium. Recommended daily amount? 2400.

    So what's wrong with salt and sugar? They're "bait." We learn to love the taste....and we are more inclined to overeat on a high-sugar or high-salt diet.

    If there's anyone out there that's looking to lose weight, and either salt or sugar are your triggers, cut them out as much as possible. Your appestat will change.

    So. What's wrong with feeding kids healthy food?? At least in school. We'd be screamin' bloody murder if they were feeding our kids rocks.
    No joke right, of all the things to complain about with schools, this isn't one of them.
    Would be nice to see local school boards shift some money away from the wasteful crap towards, more expensive but better meals.
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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    The public schools don't serve to teach the kids much either... but they sure do like to push the political pet agenda's.

    Last I knew soda and chocolate milk were legal, as are cookies and candy.

    I think someone should start a community service group to have PI's follow these folks and report what they and their families ingest to the public.

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    Yea they are legal but since we do have public schools and they have limited funds, it's best to put those funds towards things that are good for people, instead of palate pleasing things like chocolate milk.

    It makes no sense to complain about this.
    Don't like it? There are other options.
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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Public schools are regulated by the government, and it is perfectly within their power to do this.
    It's perfectly stupid. It's chocolate Milk for crying out loud. My favorite lunch as a kid was PB and Honey sammiches and Chocolate Milk.
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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    It's perfectly stupid. It's chocolate Milk for crying out loud. My favorite lunch as a kid was PB and Honey sammiches and Chocolate Milk.
    You may think it's stupid, but it's not a symptom of the nanny state, as you would like to paint it as.

    And I think schools should provide the healthiest lunches possible, instead of milk it should be water, have milk at home.
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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Yeah I know!

    Its almost like when liberals tell us who we can and cant marry... Oh wait

    I think if schools wanna do this, power to em!

    Some of your over reactions are just incredible, kids shouldn't be drinking that **** anyway...

    You wanna guzzle down soda and chocolate milk at home?

    Be my guest. Do so at your own peril.

    But i think sometimes, someone has to set the right trend, and besides, i think barring ppop and high sugar products in school would have a positive effect on kids behavior at school, stops them from being hyper then crashing during class.

    Why is it Liberals have to make a personal out of everything? Telling the truth is not an over reaction.

    There are a couple "people" who say this is not good for you and the schools are right or have the right.

    You all make my point. I never said it was good you. I said people can decide what they want their children do and eat etc. and by saying you think this product is bad show that some folks can think and decide for themselves.
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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Why is it Liberals have to make a personal out of everything?

    There are a couple "people" who say this is not good for you and the schools are right or have the right.

    You all make my point. I never said it was good you. I said people can decide what they want their children do and eat etc. and by saying you think this product is bad show that some folks can think and decide for themselves.
    And this doesn't change that whatsoever.
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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Why is it Liberals have to make a personal out of everything? Telling the truth is not an over reaction.

    There are a couple "people" who say this is not good for you and the schools are right or have the right.

    You all make my point. I never said it was good you. I said people can decide what they want their children do and eat etc. and by saying you think this product is bad show that some folks can think and decide for themselves.
    If government agents were coming into your home and telling you what to feed your kids and snatching the chocolate milk off the kitchen table... You'd have a point.

    But you don't.

    Someone has to set a trend, and if it has to be schools because parents can't make the right choices, then so be it, kids don't get their chocolate milk at school, and they can go home and drink it from their own personal chocolate cow udder for all i care.

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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    You may think it's stupid, but it's not a symptom of the nanny state, as you would like to paint it as.

    And I think schools should provide the healthiest lunches possible, instead of milk it should be water, have milk at home.

    50 years ago, schools didn't worry about the "healthiest meals", obesity, not a problem. Today, Schools keep trying to find better "food" obesity a problem.

    Your answer? More Government
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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    50 years ago, schools didn't worry about the "healthiest meals", obesity, not a problem. Today, Schools keep trying to find better "food" obesity a problem.

    Your answer? More Government
    Wow, what logic here

    Seriously, obesity is a problem not because of government regulation, the lack of physical activity, and overeating of fatty, salty foods are major reasons why we have an obesity problem in this country. Now the government obviously has a problem with this, and to help set good habits in the younger generation, want to provide the healthiest meals in GOVERNMENT schools, I repeat GOVERNMENT schools. I can't stress that enough, it is their schools, and fully their right to regulate what they eat. Personally I don't think they are doing enough, they should only offer healthy meals, the only drinks should be water, don't like it bring our own lunch.
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    Re: Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

    I don't know, I'm not hugely upset at the schools banning chocolate milk. It's a bit excessive and we probably should be doing more to make sure kids are getting physical activity. But we have a bunch of fatties now and it's a concern now and this isn't the worst of all things.
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